For Beau's Third Hike we chose the tried and true route of falling waters trail to Mt Haystack and then over the ridge to Mt Lafayette. The vertical gain being 3400 feet could validate Mr. Beau's ability to to take a steep climb over a short distance and check to see how he performed above the treeline.
By the way Beau had a much better week this week with no indoor poops. Now if we can just cure the barking.
We parked at Lafayette Place.There is a lot of construction going on in the Notch aka I-93 this year. In fact on the way that we come (Route 2) expect long term construction delays in Danville, VT for the rest of the year. Beau and I just had to wait for logging by Marshfield Dam on 2.
There was little or no snow until after the second water crossing on Falling Waters trail. The crossing were all easily done although Beau loves the water and waded through in a few places.
At the final brook crossing there are several on this hike I put on my microspikes and the mono rail began earnest. This trail switches back and forth as you climb so do not expect to reach the top after the first switchback. It has snowed overnight so a the snow melted got a shower in all the heavily wooded areas.
We continued our traverse and Beau and I got some great pictures of the twins in the foreground and Mt. Washington behind while he made snow caves.